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Byline: Jonathan Nelson
Nov. 19--Christmas trappings are filling Clark County's party supply stores, but unlike traditional retail stores that rely on the season of joy for a healthy bottom line, ghouls rule sales at Vancouver's Party City.
"We just had our Christmas," co-owner Joe Haberthur said.
Haberthur said Halloween sales outpace Christmas sales by 50 percent at the store, 305 S.E. Chkalov Drive.
But national figures show Christmas leads decoration sales, bringing in
$2.1 billion in 2001, according to the National Retail Federation. Halloween followed with $586 million in sales. All told, consumers spent $3.6 billion on …